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2019 Summer Nights in Edgewater

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 10 to August 28, 2019, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. Refreshments will be served. We are pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2019 schedule.

How Luxembourgers Shaped Chicago and Edgewater

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Did you know Edgewater’s first permanent settlers were Luxembourgers who had a farm where Senn High School is? Outside of Luxembourg itself, Chicago is the largest center of Luxembourgers in the world. Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, will give a wide-ranging overview on how immigrants from one of Europe’s smallest nations had a big impact on Chicago. Click here for a flyer.

The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.

Exhibit: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal

In 1968 the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago. Protests, confrontation, arrests and ensuing trial, tested the legal and political processes. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial of 1969-1970 was a challenge to the American justice system. This exhibit examines one juror’s experiences, reflected through her journals, and the lasting impact of the trial on her and her family. [more...]

Edgewater Beach Hotel, 100 Years Later

The one hundred year anniversary of the opening of the Edgewater Beach Hotel is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum. The exhibit will be open on weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Come prepared to learn about this fabulous hotel that put Edgewater on the map by surfing our website. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Fighting Jane: Mayor Jane Byrne and the Chicago Machine” By Bill Granger and Lori Granger, “Brass: Jane Byrne and the Pursuit of Power” By Kathleen Whalen FitzGerald, and “My Chicago” By Jane Byrne.

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Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Chicago Comedy” by Margaret Hicks, “The Second City” by Sheldon Patinkin, and “The Second City Unscripted” by Mike Thomas.

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2019 Edgewater Home Tour (Save the Date)

The 31st Annual Edgewater Home Tour is Sunday, September 15, 2019.

This year, the tour will feature homes and their interiors in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood. The $25/person admission includes the tour booklet and refreshments. Click here for more information.

2019 Living Treasures of Edgewater (Past)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

You are cordially invited to attend the formal induction of Tricia Van Eck, Ginger Williams, Jack Markowski and Pat Sharkey into the Living Treasures of Edgewater, for outstanding service to the Edgewater community.

Click here for more information about the Edgewater Living Treasures program.

Chicago Motor Coach Company (Past)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Many of CTA’s current North Side bus routes had their origins as double-decker sightseeing buses operated by the Chicago Motor Coach Company. Join author and Uptown native John F. Doyle as he recounts the picturesque history of the company’s heyday. A limited number of copies of his book will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program.

The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America” by Cameron McWhirter, “City of Scoundrels: The 12 days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago” by Gary Krist, and “The Chicago Race Riots: July 1919” by Carl Sandburg.

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